Recovery of rocky intertidal communities post-pollution disturbance
This project will aim to assess the impact of past pollution events from historic and ongoing anthropogenic activities in Coastal BC. This pollution has potentially led to a change in species presence at those sites. The intern will take part in field work activities, data analysis (including the assessment of species diversity) and reporting. Hemmera will use the results of this project to improve their understanding of coastal marine ecosystems and their responses to changes caused by human activities. As a result, Hemmera will be able to develop a tool that can help assess the potential impacts and recovery of ecosystems in the case of a pollution event.